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Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
want to acknowledge doug of the senior economic analyst at 9 advisory company -- at my advisory company who did the numbers crunching for this, which is a capacity of mine that has become very rusty. my interest in the issue of what is really happening to the incomes of americans really began in 1988. i was running economic policy in the michael dukakis campaign, and he was making the statement comparing the median income in 1988 and the median income that some significant point in the past, whether it was 10 years or 15 years, and he said the incomes of the american people have stagnated. i went to him, and i said in know, that is really not correct. the median has stagnated, but the incomes of the actual people, as people age, they move from below the median to above the median. you're never really capturing the experience. i spoke to political people, and i said people know their incomes did not stagnate over the last eight years, so when they hear the governor say that, and i tried to make it a political point, which is the way economists get listened to in campaigns, they're going
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
behind that and speak about it confidently. host: good morning, doug. caller: romney seems more enthusiastic about bombing iran under the behest of the israelis. it is a war crime to do that without a united nations security council chapter 7 resolution, and george bush was recently advised not to travel to switzerland because of the laws of universal jurisdiction. i would like to see this question asked at the debate. guest: it would be an interesting question to hear the responses. i would point out that it is not always a violation of international law to invade or attack a country without a chapter 7 resolution. there is the universal right of self-defense. i would remind the caller that if one country invaded at wor -- it's another, that may be illegal, but the country fighting back is not in violation of anything. host: matthew lee, you recently wrote a piece about how the countries are eager to show close ties with israel. do you expect this to be a big topic on monday night? guest: i think that mitt romney will try to expand on this idea that he brought up in the clip yo
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